Hayfield Acquires a Prime Site in North Oxfordshire to Deliver a £20m ‘Green’ Development

February 21, 2022

Hayfield has acquired a prime 10-acre (4-Ha) site in the north Oxfordshire village of Adderbury to deliver 40 eco-efficient luxury homes. It will be Hayfield’s fourth development in Oxfordshire in as many years.

Located off the highly desirable Berry Hill Road, the site has been purchased from a private landowner and promoter Hollins Strategic Land, with outline planning consent in place. Pegasus Group has been appointed to prepare a reserved matters application, which will be submitted to Cherwell District Council in the coming weeks. The plans for the £20m scheme feature a range of maisonettes, bungalows, and two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom executive houses.

Andy Morris, Managing Director of Hayfield, the WhatHouse? Housebuilder of the Year, said: “The first site Hayfield acquired was in Oxfordshire and since then, we have always had a live development in the county. With the final purchasers shortly moving into Hayfield Green in West Oxfordshire, the acquisition of this prime site in Adderbury is perfectly timed. As a reflection of the desirability of this semi-rural village location, our plans for the scheme include a high proportion of executive homes, including the five-bedroom double-fronted Eaton, which is the largest house in our design portfolio.”

Sited in the best location in West Adderbury, Hayfield’s plans for the development will feature room dimensions that greatly exceed those typically seen in the new homes market. The eco-focused specification will include air source heat pumps, energy-efficient underfloor heating, electric vehicle fast-charging points and ultra-fast broadband.

35% of the proposed scheme will be designated for affordable housing, with all 40 homes tenure blind by design. All homes will have designated parking, with many benefiting from garages. Visitor parking spaces will also be widely available. The density of the development will be archetypally Hayfield and much lower than typical new build schemes.

Adderbury is located four miles from Banbury train station and the town’s array of shopping and leisure facilities. The major centres of Oxford and Warwick are each 23 miles away, easily reached from junctions 10 and 11 of the M40.

Hayfield is currently on site delivering over 500 homes at eight developments across Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire and Wiltshire. The five-year-old company is on track to increase turnover to £150m this year.